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Wiimote imports - Will it work?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by michael, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. michael

    michael PHWonline.com

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    As many of you know, we all got ****ed with the prices for the controllers right?

    $40 for a Wiimote in America and £30 for a one here in the UK.

    £30 is unacceptable, but one of the solutions I was thinking of is,

    Would an American or Japanese bought Wiimote work on an UK Wii?

    There will probably be no answer for this for a little while, but if I'm able to get a Wiimote for £20 from America rather than £30 here, I'm all for that.
     
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    I can see it working
    I mean I got the Jap saturn pads for my ps2 (class for fighters) (look on liksang) and they work
    they run off battrys (same in all countrys) so theres no plug


    But dont blame me if they blow up
     
  3. michael

    michael PHWonline.com

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    Yeah I would assume they work too, just wanted to have some confirmation on my assumptions.
     
  4. mccarthy211

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    It might work, then again, maybe not.
     
  5. D Twizzle

    D Twizzle Lovin' The Wii

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    I might have to do this because I want 4 Wiimote and 4 Nunchuks as well as 4 classic pads!!
     
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    I read that a wiimote was only £17...and that a classic controller was £8
     
  7. chessaholic

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    If you want cheap controllers without the hastle, the paying of postage, and the wait, and the guarentee of it working, go to www.play.com.

    The wiimote is £25 and the nunchuk and classic i think were about £13.

    And thats free delivery by the way.
     
  8. +Maniacal=Maniac+

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    £30 In US $ Is???
     
  9. chessaholic

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    I dont know. $50-55 maybe.
     
  10. Sovieto

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    No! The question is will japanese imported wiimotes work in america, then you could import american wiimotes that were imported from japan so it would be way cheaper...except for the whole importing part. would it say Wii in japanese on the remote? hopefully not =D
     
  11. michael

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    $56.

    And you're right, if Japanese Wiimotes work, then it'll only be £17/$32.
     
  12. +Maniacal=Maniac+

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    Well That's A Rip-off In UK... I'm Glad I'm Not In The Wii Generation There!
     
  13. michael

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    Dude, like I said, it's the UK, we get ****ed by everything.
     
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    I think it depends, if the wii is region free they will work, if no they won't, the official message says it won't work, said from nintendo, although the day before they said it will work, we just have to wait for the real one and then you will know.
     
  15. registerednerd

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    yeah, the UK price is a bit of a rip, but the US price of $40 is perfectly reasonable. Forget about what other controllers cost, this is no ordinary controller. Based on the components inside, that is a perfectly reasonable price and people need to stop complaining.
     
  16. michael

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    The UK price is a 'bit' of a rip? That's a 'bit' of an understatement.

    I don't care about America complaining, probably because they definitely don't get it as bad as we do, ever.


    I'm all for spending $32 rather than $56. (Put into American currency so you know the difference between the higher UK price and lowest Japanese price)
     
  17. pizzaluvr

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    ermmm.... i believe wii is japanese, even if it isn't, it Wii is a name of a product, therefore wouldn't change unless they released different names like sega master system and sega genesis

    and the warnings on back of controller would probably be in japanese, and possibly ABXY, start etc.
     
  18. wolf231

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    I don't think so cause i think that nintendo would have put something in the remote that doesn't allow you to use it in other countries....or something.
     
  19. Ar-K-Ique

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    sorry to bump this thread but i am also very interested in importing myself a few controllers form japan.

    for a set here in NZ i will pay apporox $150NZD and i can order them in for $90-100 NZD from overseas.

    if anyone has any news on this then that would be appreciated.
     
  20. King Wiired

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    Or just buy Wii Play for Wiimotes, extra fiver and get 9 games too, and if you want more then one Wiimote, buy say 2-3 Wii Plays, take the Wiimotes, then sell the game itself on eBay. Probably save yourself some moola
     

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